A common, but awful, saying is that “the pain is all in your head.” The saying implies that it’s not real, that you’re making it up to get attention, which isn’t true. Yes, pain is located in your head, within your brain, and it’s very real. How your brain and nervous system process information has a huge impact on how much you hurt, and for how long. At GCA we believe you when you say it hurts, and we can treat you for that pain whether it is due to a current injury,or something more long-term and complex.
Not everyone celebrates this time of the year. And the holidays can be incredibly isolating, especially at a time when family, celebration, and joy take centre stage in media, in stores, at work, and in our social circles. Even people who do enjoy this time of year often report feeling quite stressed in December. Community acupuncture can help.
Community acupuncture can help with many of the common symptoms of MS, including chronic pain, trouble walking and/or “drop foot”, deep fatigue, muscle weakness and spasms, numbness and tingling, depression, and problems with focus and memory.
Acupuncture is an excellent non-verbal therapy for the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Injury; you don’t have to tell us any details of the trauma in order to get help with its impacts.
Forgetfulness and memory loss are quite common complaints in clinic, and we regularly use acupuncture to support memory …
The body goes through huge changes following the birth of a baby. Post-partum challenges often include postpartum depression as well as digestive issues, inconsistent milk supply and exhaustion. Acupuncture can help with all of these things.
by Stef Cordes and Lisa Baird Menopause is usually a completely natural process, but it can come with it’s fair-share of uncomfortable symptoms. Hot flashes, […]
Wait lists for knee or hip replacement surgery are very long! Acupuncture can help with the pain while you’re waiting. Even people who have told us “it’s bone-on-bone in there,” i.e. even people with extreme breakdown of joint cartilage, have reported significant and lasting pain relief as well as improved mobility.
We treat headaches almost every day, and we have seen acupuncture help with all kinds of headaches. People sometimes get immediate relief in our chairs and are able to take a nap while the needles do their work. We regularly successfully treat headaches for people who “have tried everything.”
Not only is it fine with us when patient cry during treatment, we also tend to see it as a good thing when someone gets the physical & emotional release of tears along with the acupuncture, for a few reasons …